Denver's Street Railways
Vol. 2: 1901-1950
Reign of the Denver Tramway
By Don Robertson & Rev. Morris Cafky.
Color laminated hardcover with clear plastic jacket, 8.5x11", 536 pages including 736 b/w views and 50 full-color photos, early-day paint schemes are printed in color; includes 50 maps and schedules. 2004.
" The electric trolley car replaced the horse car and cable car system by 1900, expanding routes throughout Denver and into the suburbs. Historical events include purchasing new streetcars and work equipment and construction of a new office and carhouse at 14th and Arapahoe streets in 1911. A crippling snowstorm and a bloody strike eventually were overcome and approximately 200 new cars and trailers were purchased.
"Surviving the Great Depression and increased use of private automobiles, the Tramway continued purchasing electric trolley coaches and gasoline-powered buses, only to replace them with more efficient buses using diesel fuel after 1950."